Newly sworn-in Assemblyman Arthur Barclay will serve on two Assembly committees imperative to the future of New Jersey.
Having been appointed by Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, the former Camden councilman will serve on the Assembly Higher Education Committee and the Assembly Law & Public Safety Committee.
“As a member of the General Assembly, I’m committed to working to make New Jersey a better place for every resident,” said Barclay (D-Camden/Gloucester). “These are two committees that have a significant impact on the quality of life in our state, and I am grateful that Speaker Prieto has chosen me to serve in this capacity.”
The Higher Education Committee handles issues that relate directly to the state’s 31 public colleges and universities, assisting in directing policy related to tuition aid and scholarship programs and helping to ensure the success of inter-institutional agreements entered into by schools. The Law and Public Safety Committee reviews legislation dealing with police, fire and emergency management services, public safety regulations, criminalization of activities and legal ramifications of crimes.
Barclay represents the 5th Legislative District, which is made up of municipalities in Camden and Gloucester counties, including Audubon, Audubon Park, Barrington, Bellmawr, Brooklawn, Camden, Deptford, Gloucester City, Haddon Heights, Harrison, Lawnside, Magnolia, Mantua, Mount Ephraim, Runnemede, Wenonah, Westville, Woodbury and Woodlynne.